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by MissyHPhoenix
Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Ok I am an electronics idiot
Replies: 11
Views: 5903

Re: Ok I am an electronics idiot

:shock: Wow. I don't even know what you said!! Shows how ignorant I am about this stuff!

I'll look at the Sony one too, then. Thanks!
by MissyHPhoenix
Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Ok I am an electronics idiot
Replies: 11
Views: 5903

Re: Ok I am an electronics idiot

Thanks, Phineas -- you're a sweetheart! 8) Exactly what I needed to know -- I'm going to take your advise, then!

Happy New Year, too!
by MissyHPhoenix
Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Ok I am an electronics idiot
Replies: 11
Views: 5903

Re: Ok I am an electronics idiot

Thanks Phineas! I have seen both of those models. Are they easy to use?
by MissyHPhoenix
Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Ok I am an electronics idiot
Replies: 11
Views: 5903

Ok I am an electronics idiot

Help! I need to purchase a handheld digital recorder to use in my Master Classes as well as to record my practice sessions. I thought it would be easy until I started looking at everything and realized I didn't know what the heck all that stuff means! :shock: The recorder doesn't have to be the most...
by MissyHPhoenix
Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: In school and having to change everything
Replies: 16
Views: 9548

Re: In school and having to change everything

Hmmm .... I'll have to try that! Thanks for the suggestion!
by MissyHPhoenix
Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Headjoint
Replies: 4
Views: 2110

Re: Headjoint

Thanks for the replies! I don't really want to buy a new headjoint just to try to fix the problem, per se. (not rich by any means, just want to be a better player). I am easily able to admit that the problem could very well be me and that more practice and time could help it. How do I tell the diffe...
by MissyHPhoenix
Sun Dec 25, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Headjoint
Replies: 4
Views: 2110

Headjoint

My playing is getting better and better. Problem now is that my flute instructor is pushing me to get more and more sound -- needs to be bigger all around. I guess I've always played pretty softly in the past and now .... Well, my Sankyo headjoint has a gorgeous, sweet sound, but when I "push" to ge...
by MissyHPhoenix
Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: In school and having to change everything
Replies: 16
Views: 9548

Re: In school and having to change everything

FG18 -- You mentioned ergonomic flute extensions .... do you have a particular extension that you are giving the clinic about, or just general extensions? Do you make these yourself or do you know of someone who does? And, is there an extension to help the right-hand pinkie finger stretch for the lo...
by MissyHPhoenix
Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 85
Views: 53710

Re: Joke of the Day

I FULLY agree with #15 -- plus, we don't amuse ourselves by trying to make tunes out of farts!!!!!

:? :lol:
by MissyHPhoenix
Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 85
Views: 53710

Re: Joke of the Day

YESSSSSSSS!!!!!

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by MissyHPhoenix
Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Another Tuning Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1299

Re: Another Tuning Question

Ahh, now that makes a lot of sense! I didn't think at all about the "over-blowing" factor .... but it is a fact that quite frequently the flutes are asked to play out more so that we can be heard against the rest of the group (altho the community band flutes are asked to play SOFTER sometimes!!! Eve...
by MissyHPhoenix
Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Another Tuning Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1299

Another Tuning Question

Still thinking on the tuning issue. Does the size of the room in which you practice come into play with a flute's intonation? For example: I practice at home in my bedroom, which is fairly small. I always use an electronic tuner and I consistently pull my headjoint out about 1/4 inch. Even taking in...
by MissyHPhoenix
Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: 440 vs 442
Replies: 16
Views: 21742

Re: 440 vs 442

:lol: Naaah, Phineas, I'm a poor college student now! I'm just doing a lot of reading and trying to understand stuff, so whenever I run across something that I'm not sure about I ask a lot of questions. I noticed that the other flute students all have relatively new-made flutes and got curious about...
by MissyHPhoenix
Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:28 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: 440 vs 442
Replies: 16
Views: 21742

Re: 440 vs 442

I agree. I use a tuner to make sure I am in tune with myself, but think it is much more important to make sure I play in tune with the other members of the group. I was just wondering how much the 440/442 thing added to the tuning mix. I mean .... when you have somebody who just CANNOT play in tune,...